Sobaz Benjamin

Past Member of Board of Directors

Sobaz Benjamin is an independent documentary film writer, director, producer, and picture editor. For over 18 years, Sobaz has used video and audio production as tools of identity and community development in diverse educational and community settings. Sobaz is the founder, Executive Director, and past Program Director of In My Own Voice (iMOVe), an innovative arts-based youth engagement, empowerment, and reintegration program run in partnership with the Community Justice Society and funded by the Federal Justice Department. Sobaz is also Vice President of Sankofa Films and Program Director of Bridge Centre for Arts and Technology.

His work has been screened across Canada and in venues and Festivals in New Zealand, Bermuda, and New York. He has completed documentaries for the National Film Board (NFB) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Sobaz has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Video Production from York University in Toronto. He is pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, where he lives with his wife and two children. He was born in London, England.